9 months agoFiorentina signing Luis Muriel: Why I rejected AC Milan

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Fiorentina signing Luis Muriel: Why I rejected AC Milanby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFiorentina signing Luis Muriel has explained turning down AC Milan.Muriel has joined the Viola on-loan from Sevilla.“Yes, Milan had also been after me but I’d already given my word and I didn’t retrace my steps,” said the striker at his official unveiling on Friday.“I kept thinking Fiorentina were the right place for me. I worked hard to come here and I’m happy I did.“The best Muriel? I think you saw it in Udine and Samp, when I played with guys like Di Natale and Quagliarella. They helped me to make a lot.” last_img read more

Photo: Maryland Will Wear New Under Armour Heritage ClutchFit Drives vs. Ohio State Thursday

first_imgA closeup of a Maryland basketball player's sneakersCOLUMBUS, OH – MARCH 22: A general view of Under Armour shoes during a game between the Maryland Terrapins and the West Virginia Mountaineers during the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament on March 22, 2015 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Maryland will debut some new Under Armour basketball shoes for its Big Ten road game against Ohio State Thursday night. The No. 16-ranked Terrapins (18-3, 6-2 Big Ten) are set to take on the Buckeyes (16-5, 5-3 Big Ten) at Value City Arena in Columbus. Maryland is coming off a dramatic last-second victory against Northwestern, while Ohio State has won three of its last four contests. For their big road game, Mark Turgeon’s squad will be sporting new Under Armour Heritage ClutchFit Drives. Terps will celebrate their rich history & tradition tomorrow with the new Heritage ClutchFit Drives! #GoTerps #IWILL pic.twitter.com/f84JKWNrOm— Maryland Athletics (@umterps) January 28, 2015Notre Dame will be wearing similar Under Armour shoes for its game against Duke Wednesday night. Maryland and Ohio State are set to tip off at 7 p.m. E.T. Thursday. The game will be televised on ESPN.last_img read more

Trace Adkins Hits Japan For USO Shows

first_imgLongtime USO supporter and tour veteran Trace Adkins will set out to once again lift the spirits of deployed troops and their families as he arrives in Japan this week for a four-show tour.The multi-platinum selling country music artist will be visiting servicemen and women at Yokota Air Base, Misawa Air Base, Camp Hansen and Kadena Air Base among other stops in Japan.“There is nothing more important to me than family, they are what matters most in my life,” Adkins said. “That’s why I always look forward to doing these USO tours. In many ways, this organization has become family to me. Of course, we can never forget who we’re doing this for, the brave individuals in uniform and those who support them around the world.”This USO tour will be Adkins’ seventh in 11 years and over his previous six tours, Adkins has entertained more than 29,000 troops.last_img read more

CRTC weighs impact on revised wireless code following Rogers request for delay

first_imgTORONTO – It’s all but certain that the Canadian telecom industry’s revised wireless code of conduct won’t be fully implemented before Christmas, including a change in the way customers are billed when data usage goes over their contract’s limit.While the CRTC hasn’t ruled yet on a delay requested by Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX:RCI.B) due to the complexity of adjusting its IT system, the regulator has agreed to consider it quickly.“Staff considers that a timely determination of the substantive issues raised in the application will assist with consumers’ ability to make informed decisions about their wireless services, a key objective of the wireless code,” Nanao Kachi, the CRTC’s director for social and consumer policy, wrote in a Nov. 10 letter to Rogers.The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has also given the other wireless carriers to Friday to comment — opening the door to other requests from Rogers Communication’s intensely competitive rivals.The CRTC had given the industry until Dec. 1 to make a number of changes to how they do business with consumers.Among other things, the regulator announced in June that only the wireless account holder,not the device holder, on family or shared plans can consent to overage and roaming charges, unless others on the plan are expressly authorized to approve the costs.The revised wireless code, which originally went into effect in 2013, would tie data caps for shared plans to single accounts, no matter how many devices are listed.It also calls for the elimination of the carriers’ ability to charge customers for unlocking their devices, so they can work an a competitor’s network.An emailed statement from Rogers on Tuesday said it will have “the vast majority” of required changes in place by Dec. 1, including elimination of its unlocking fees.But the company added, “There are a few areas where we need some more time to put in place the technical and billing system changes, and the customer impact is very low.”Meanwhile, the CRTC has asked other carriers to say whether they think Rogers should be required to notify all of its affected retail mobile wireless voice and data customers of the specific delays.The CRTC also asks if Rogers should advise its customers how they’ll be credited for amounts charged in excess of the revised code’s caps until it fully implements the changes.A statement from Telus Corp. (TSX:T) on Tuesday didn’t address the billing issue but said that all devices it launched this fall have been unlocked and “we are beginning to sell many of our existing Apple and Android devices unlocked.”BCE Inc.’s Bell Canada (TSX:BCE), Quebecor’s Videotron (TSX:QBR.B) and Shaw’s Freedom Mobile (TSX:SJR.B) hadn’t commented on their positions by late Tuesday.last_img read more

Business Highlights

first_img___Black Friday shoppers ditch their computers, flock to storesNEW YORK (AP) — Retailers are offering much of their Black Friday deals online, but shoppers still showed up at malls and stores around the country looking for discounts — and to take in the scene. Black Friday is expected to be the busiest shopping day of the year, according to ShopperTrak. Sales are expected to hit $23 billion on Friday, up from $21 billion during the same year-ago period, according to MasterCard SpendingPulse, which tracks all forms of payment, including cash.___A holiday miracle? Stores try to cut down on long linesNEW YORK (AP) — Retailers will once again offer big deals and early hours to lure shoppers into their stores for Black Friday. But they’ll also try to get shoppers out of their stores faster by minimizing the thing they hate most: long lines. At Macy’s, shoppers can scan and pay for goods on their own smartphones. And at Target, Walmart and others, workers will be sent to store aisles to check customers out on mobile devices. Retailers hope the changes will make in-store shopping less of a hassle.___Adults want cozy, kids want gross: 4 holiday trends to watchNEW YORK (AP) — Cozy sweaters and soft pyjamas are in for adults. Kids, meanwhile, are asking for board games featuring fake poop and pimples. Those are just some of the trends expected this holiday season, when shoppers are projected to spend as much as $720 billion, according to the National Retail Federation. Kohl’s, for example, is pushing soft sweaters and fuzzy mules. And gross-out games like Pimple Pete are popular.___S&P 500 slides into ‘correction’ for second time this yearU.S. stocks closed lower Friday, bumping the benchmark S&P 500 index into a correction, or drop of 10 per cent or more from its recent all-time high in September. Energy companies led the market slide as the price of U.S. crude oil tumbled to its lowest level in more than a year, reflecting worries among traders that a slowing global economy could hurt demand for oil.___Japan’s Osaka to host 2025 World Expo, beating Russian cityPARIS (AP) — The Japanese city of Osaka will host the World Expo in 2025, after beating out cities in Russia and Azerbaijan. They all wanted to attract an event expected to draw millions of visitors and showcase the local economy and culture. Shouts of joy in Japanese rose up in the Paris auditorium where the 170 member states of the Bureau International des Expositions voted Friday in favour of Osaka’s bid.___GM under investigation for faulty brake vacuum pumpsRegulators are investigating poor brake performance on 2.7 million GM pickups and SUVs. The NHTSA has received reports of nine crashes and two injuries___Nissan board fires Ghosn as chairman following arrestTOKYO (AP) — Nissan has fired Carlos Ghosn as chairman in a dramatic end to the powerful executive’s nearly two decade reign at the Japanese automaker. The company says its own investigation detected serious misconduct, including under-reporting of Ghosh’s income and misuse of company assets. Nissan Motor Co. said its board of directors met for several hours Thursday and voted unanimously to dismiss Ghosn. Prosecutors say he is suspected of under-reporting $44.6 million in income from 2011 to 2015.___Cyber Monday shoppers will see more sites charging sales taxWASHINGTON (AP) — Shoppers heading online to purchase holiday gifts will find they’re being charged sales tax at some websites where they weren’t before. The reason: the Supreme Court. A June ruling gave states the go-ahead to require more companies to collect sales tax on online purchases. Now, more than two dozen have moved to take advantage of the ruling, many ahead of the busy holiday shopping season.___The S&P 500 index fell 17.37 points, or 0.7 per cent, to 2,632.56. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 178.74 points, or 0.7 per cent, to 24,285.95. The Nasdaq composite dropped 33.27 points, or 0.5 per cent, to 6,938.98. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks picked up 0.40 points, or 0.03 per cent, to 1,488.68.The benchmark U.S. crude contract slid 7.7 per cent to settle at $50.42 per barrel in New York. Brent crude, the international standard, lost 6.1 per cent to close at $58.80 per barrel in London. Wholesale gasoline plunged 7.9 per cent to $1.39 a gallon. Heating oil lost 4.8 per cent to $1.88 a gallon. Natural gas fell 3.2 per cent to $4.31 per 1,000 cubic feet.The Associated Presslast_img read more

BJP accuses AAP of violating MCC

first_imgNew Delhi: With the first phase of polling already having ended, and polling in Delhi to be held on May 12, Delhi BJP General Secretary Rajesh Bhatia has come up with fresh allegations against the Aam Aadmi Party for violating the Model Code of Conduct, thus lodging a written complaint with the Chief Electoral Officer of the Capital.The senior party leader said that he found big hoardings with photographs of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Health Minister Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderSatyendar Jain on a mohalla clinic in Sarita Vihar. “This is a clear violation of the Code of Conduct. On the 8th April, a complaint was made through cVIGIL App to the Election Commission but no action was taken on the complaint and thereafter a complaint letter was sent to the Chief Electoral Officer of Delhi,” he said. Further making accusations against one of the major opposition parties in Delhi, Bhatia said that AAP has continuously violated terms of the MCC by using government buildings, buses, and schools for publicising their political campaign. “Kejriwal is misusing government buildings for his party’s political gains,” he said, demanding stern action from the Chief Electoral Commissioner on the issue.last_img read more

Beat summer heat with latest blunt haircuts

first_imgSummer is here and in this heat it becomes difficult to carry long tresses. To withstand the hot weather, blunt cuts can act as a saviour for women. Stylists have listed a few blunt haircuts: Short blunt with front fringe: Short blunt is basically touching your earlobes. In front, you can have a deep fringe, this will give you a really cool and chic look. Lob: Lob is basically the long blunt. Here the hair are shoulder touching, cut in a straight line. Long layered pixie: Short hair, long pixie, it’s surely an adorable combination. It’s lengthy enough to play with at the front and short at the back. This can even make you look longer with short layers at the back. Long blunt: Hair are kept pointed, edgy and are kept long upto the waist line. These are kept extreme straight and are cut through clippers. Straight and sleek strands: If you are looking to experiment with short layered haircuts that are sleek and easy to style, then this inverted bob style is the best thing to flaunt.last_img read more

4472 polling recorded in Jharkhand

first_imgRanchi: Jharkhand on Sunday recorded 44.72 per cent polling till 1 p.m. for four of the 14 Lok Sabha constituencies in the state. Giridih recorded 45.55 per cent voter turnout, Dhanbad 40.92, Jamshedpur 47.34 and Singhbhum or Chaibasa 46.35 per cent. Voting began at 7 a.m. and will end at 4 p.m. Nearly 67 lakh voters are eligible to vote during the day. More than 200 companies of security forces have been deployed at 8,300 polling booths. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange frameworkJharkahnd Mukti Morcha (JMM) President Shibu Soren voted in Bokaro. Chief Minister Raghubar Das voted along with his family members at Jamshedpur. In this third phase of polling in Jharkhand, there are 67 candidates. The battle in Giridih is between All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) nominee and state Water Resources Minister Chandraprakash Chowdhary and Jagannath Mahto of the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM). In Dhanbad, P.N. Singh of the BJP is taking on Kirti Azad, the BJP-rebel nominated by the Congress. In the steel city of Jamshedpur, the contest is between Vidyut Baran Mahto of the BJP and Champai Soren of the JMM. In Singhbhum, Laxman Giluwa of the BJP is pitted against Geeta Koda of the Congress.last_img read more

Salah and agent demand answers from Egyptian FA

first_imgEgyptian star Mohamed Salah demands answers from the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) as his row with the country’s governing body continues.In a statement made on Twitter, the Liverpool star questioned why the Egyptian Football Association has consistently ignored his messages.Earlier before now, Salah called out the EFA as a result of the rift that ensued from the problem of image rights issued earlier in the year.The rift also continued as the EFA promoted pictures of Salah and controversial Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov as well as his being made an honorary citizen of the republic and hinging the national side during the World Cup in Russia on it.“It’s normal that a football federation seeks to solve the problems of its players so they can feel comfortable,” Salah wrote on Twitter.“But in fact, what I see is exactly the opposite. It is not normal that my messages and my lawyer’s letters are ignored…Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, LiverpoolMo Salah laughs off Sadio Mane incident with a brilliant video Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Mohamed Salah laughed off his little spat with Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane by posting a brilliant video showing they’ve made up.“I do not know why all this [is happening]? Do you not have time to respond to us?!”“Enough is enough,” he wrote. “We asked for guarantees regarding Mohamed’s wellbeing whilst with the national team, and assurances that the image rights violations wouldn’t happen again. That’s all. They have yet to respond.”We asked for guarantees regarding Mohamed’s wellbeing whilst with the national team, and assurances that the image rights violations wouldn’t happen again. That’s all. They have yet to respond.— Ramy Abbas Issa (@RamyCol) August 26, 2018last_img read more

GCI Awards Suicide Prevention Grant To KPBSD

first_imgWith support from the GCI Suicide Prevention Grant, KPBSD launched an initiative to raise student awareness about suicide prevention strategies through “Sources of Strength,” the nationally-recognized youth suicide prevention program. Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Communications Liaison Pegge Erkeneff “My son died eleven years ago, when he was 16 years old, very unexpectedly by suicide.” GCI and Alaska Community Foundation partnered to create the GCI Suicide Prevention Fund. The program awarded nine community organizations in Alaska working to combat suicide. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享GCI communications has awarded the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District a grant to assist with suicide prevention.center_img “Sources of Strength” is designed to build protective influences among youth. Activities within the program aim to reduce the acceptability of suicide as a response to distress, increase the acceptability of seeking help, improve communication between youth and adults and develop healthy coping attitudes among youth. Erkeneff describes the impact of that tragic event in a newly released video, designed to communicate to the community how the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has bolstered their Sources of Strength (SOS) suicide prevention efforts with assistance from the GCI Suicide Prevention Grant.last_img read more